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Top 5 Habits to Increase Longevity
Dr. Mao / Yahoo Health ^ | 9/1/09 | Dr. Maoshing Ni

Posted on 09/01/2009 3:18:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Is it really possible for anyone to live happily to 100? The good news is that your body was designed to be 100 - you just have to get out of the way.

Getting out of the way means taking an honest look at the habits and lifestyle you are living with today. Most of us have developed habits that limit our true health potential.

But don't let these bad habits of the past discourage you - it is never too late to make new choices. What you did in the past can be changed, and your body will respond in kind. What matters is what you do from this moment forward.

Top 5 Daily Habits for Your Longevity It takes 14 to 21 days of repetitive behavior to form a new pattern in your brain. Once the pattern is formed, it becomes an automatic behavioral response.

As you develop new healthy habits, they will begin to replace bad habits. These healthy lifelong habits are adapted straight from the time-tested traditions practiced by centenarians all around the world, and I can say with certainty that they will transform and rejuvenate you!

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Eat five small meals a day.

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Climb the stairs instead of using elevators.

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Laugh it up!

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Drink 8 glasses of water every day.

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Unwind with meditation.

(Excerpt) Read more at health.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: habits; health; increase; longevity; napl
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Can we afford more people living longer than ever, especially with global varming and rampant conservatism rearing their ugly little heads.. (/ObamaCare)
1 posted on 09/01/2009 3:18:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: tubebender; glock rocks

uhh.. listen up.. this just in..


2 posted on 09/01/2009 3:19:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge
I thought it said unwind with medication.
3 posted on 09/01/2009 3:23:49 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: NormsRevenge
Drink 8 glasses of water every day.

That's such BS. Your body tells you when you need to drink with this thing called thirst. And is a longer life spent mostly urinating really worth the effort?

4 posted on 09/01/2009 3:24:33 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: NormsRevenge

8 glasses minimum. I put down about a gallon a day.


5 posted on 09/01/2009 3:25:31 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Inspired by the article, I’ve just fixed myself a little chips & dip meal.


6 posted on 09/01/2009 3:25:53 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Minn
That's such BS. Your body tells you when you need to drink with this thing called thirst.

That's when your body tells you that it's already dehydrated, actually.

And is a longer life spent mostly urinating really worth the effort?

There are times when a good pee is a very fine thing, indeed.

7 posted on 09/01/2009 3:27:18 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh no, imagine all the old people. On the bright side this will create a huge demand for end of life counselors and improve our unemployment numbers.


8 posted on 09/01/2009 3:27:31 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: NormsRevenge
Drink 8 glasses of water every day.

Paging Snopes.com...
http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp
9 posted on 09/01/2009 3:28:07 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: NormsRevenge

I prefer Scotch whisky, cigars, hot girls, fast cars, and America.


10 posted on 09/01/2009 3:28:37 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

6. Avoid going into bars near Camp Pendleton or Quantico and exclaiming loudly “Semper Fidelis? What does that mean, always fairies?”


11 posted on 09/01/2009 3:32:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Minn

Thirst is just your mouth being dry. Just because you’ve made your mouth wet doesn’t mean you’ve rehydrated your body. We drink a lot of things in this country that are diuretics, which puts you in the bathroom more and dehydrates you in the process. Most people if they swapped half of what they drank with plain water would spend less time in the bathroom, and have fewer dehydration health problems like headaches.


12 posted on 09/01/2009 3:33:20 PM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: Minn

Drink 8 glasses of water every day.

That’s such BS. Your body tells you when you need to drink with this thing called thirst. And is a longer life spent mostly urinating really worth the effort?


You’re right. This myth arose from some military study on the water requirements of troops. It turns out that this includes fluid derived from food, like fruits, vegetables, meat, juices, etc.

Total junk science, but because it’s a round number and emotionally appealing, some people have glommed onto it as a health benefit.


13 posted on 09/01/2009 3:34:18 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Socialism: The sin of envy, masquerading as a political movement.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I used to live in a 14th floor apartment.

If I drank 8 glasses of water a day AND took the stairs every day I would also have had to wear Depends.

14 posted on 09/01/2009 3:35:02 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: devane617

charlie daniels song?


15 posted on 09/01/2009 3:35:04 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Minn
Drink 8 glasses of water every day.

Whiskey is mostly water.

16 posted on 09/01/2009 3:36:25 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Health Care Reform has met the DEATH Panel.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I like what that crusty British WWI vet said was the reason he lived so long.

Whiskey, cigarettes and wild, wild women.

17 posted on 09/01/2009 3:38:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Martha's Vineyard is great! Hey, honey, let's take a drive . . . .)
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To: BlueStateBlues

Yep. Me too and it is amazing the difference.


18 posted on 09/01/2009 3:38:34 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Billthedrill

LOL! Suicide by Marine. :)


19 posted on 09/01/2009 3:38:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Whiskey is mostly water.

Mostly ;-).

20 posted on 09/01/2009 3:39:21 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: discostu

I gave up coffee, tea and anything else with caffeine, and drink water all day. No set amount, just whenever I feel like it. I fall asleep much more quickly at night.


21 posted on 09/01/2009 3:42:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: r9etb

That’s when your body tells you that it’s already dehydrated, actually.


“The notion that there is widespread dehydration has no basis in medical fact,” says Dr. Robert Alpern, dean of the medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Doctors from a wide range of specialties agree: By all evidence, we are a well-hydrated nation. Furthermore, they say, the current infatuation with water as an all-purpose health potion — tonic for the skin, key to weight loss — is a blend of fashion and fiction and very little science.


22 posted on 09/01/2009 3:42:48 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Socialism: The sin of envy, masquerading as a political movement.)
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To: BlueStateBlues

Same here...sorry, did you mean water?


23 posted on 09/01/2009 3:42:53 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: devane617
I prefer Scotch whisky, cigars, hot girls, fast cars, and America.

I'll take that and living to 65 over veganism and teetotalling and living to be 90.

Although I recollect a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno who was on just because of his longetivity. He was 100 and something, maybe 105, I don't remember. Anyhow, Jay asked him if he ever smoked and he said he quit when he was 85. Jay asked him about drinking and he said, "Oh yeah, I like Jack Daniels!" So I guess you never can tell about these things.

24 posted on 09/01/2009 3:43:10 PM PDT by squidly
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To: trisham

I still knock down some soda, but generally not more than 40 ounces in a day and not after 2 PM. The rest is almost all water. The body is a much happier thing on water than most other stuff we drink.


25 posted on 09/01/2009 3:44:14 PM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: Eaker
Top 5 Habits to Increase Longevity

Avoiding mobs bearing torches and pitchforks.

First and foremost.

26 posted on 09/01/2009 3:45:10 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: discostu

I agree!


27 posted on 09/01/2009 3:45:16 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Two words work besr — Eat less!


28 posted on 09/01/2009 3:49:24 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Billthedrill

GOOOOOD advice!


29 posted on 09/01/2009 3:57:21 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: Minn
And is a longer life spent mostly urinating really worth the effort?

Yes, if there is snow on the ground.

30 posted on 09/01/2009 3:59:16 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmm, I don’t see bourbon and cigars anywhere in that list. Guess I’m not gonna make it.


31 posted on 09/01/2009 4:07:54 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Minn

I have learned that when one reaches a certain age thirst is likely to be misinterpreted as hunger. Sometimes when I feel hungry I start sipping from a large tumbler of ice water and my “hunger” goes away instantly. When I am really hungry it takes twenty minutes or more after starting to eat before I stop feeling hungry.


32 posted on 09/01/2009 4:08:48 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: irishjuggler

Snopes makes the claim that many people can meet their water needs from the food they eat without drinking any other fluids. I won’t say it isn’t so but I would think a person would have to be “eating” a lot of soups and such that have a very high water content. I know I would have a hard time going 24 hours without drinking anything, it would be very tough on me.


33 posted on 09/01/2009 4:14:26 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: NormsRevenge; tubebender; SouthTexas; Brad's Gramma
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer." --Frank Zappa

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Benjamin Franklin

"You can never buy beer. You just rent it. --Archie Bunker

"Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer." --Dave Barry

"I recommend..bread, meat, vegetables, and beer." --Sophocles

"I work until beer o'clock." --Stephen King


DOUGH... the stuff...that buys me beer...
RAY..... the guy that sells me beer...
ME...... the guy... who drinks the beer,
FAR..... the distance to my beer
SO...... I think I'll have a beer...
LA...... La la la la la la beer
TEA..... no thanks, I'm drinking beer...
That will bring us back to...(Looks into an empty glass)
D'OH!

34 posted on 09/01/2009 4:23:20 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: Minn

that really should read... “drink 8 glasses of wine (or whiskey or beer) every day that obama is squatting in the White House.”


35 posted on 09/01/2009 4:23:49 PM PDT by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: Slings and Arrows

um.


36 posted on 09/01/2009 4:24:47 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: Beelzebubba
I call BS on the water thing too. Going out of your way to drink 8 glasses of water is just unnatural. If you have a proper diet, you get most of the water you need from food.

Back when I was overweight and eating mostly processed, salty foods, I needed a lot of water. Since switching to mostly whole foods (lots of fruits and vegetables), the only drink I have is a cup of coffee in the morning and maybe a glass or two of wine or beer at night.

37 posted on 09/01/2009 4:29:53 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 20 days away from outliving Judy Garland)
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To: NormsRevenge
These two should be on the list......
38 posted on 09/01/2009 4:30:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: McLynnan

Michelle is the prototype.

The healthcare bureaucrats will be overpaid attitudinal affirmative action advanced black women.

Think Royal Pains and the firer of the good doctor

The message is that the blacks have turned on the Jews


39 posted on 09/01/2009 4:35:53 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khital)
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To: NormsRevenge

I would add another habit for a long life:

Avoid death.

Seemed obvious to me.


40 posted on 09/01/2009 4:36:55 PM PDT by Wordkraft
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To: colorado tanker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqk3osxS4wQ


41 posted on 09/01/2009 4:40:38 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Oh Oh too much information for my mind...cannot get the picture of dribbles on the stairway out....but I personally don't want to live to be 100.

Use to do home health care for my S I L's grandmother, she was 94 and in good health, lived in her own house but needed a little help...she use to say "Why am I still alive", then she'd laugh...She lived 2 more years. Had quite a sense of humor, but still didn't find living that long a blessing...For those that are not in good health, or living in their own feces in a nursing home, it is not a blessing, but a curse.

How many really want to live to be 100? I wonder...

42 posted on 09/01/2009 4:44:06 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Jeff Chandler
Whiskey is mostly water.

Might explain why I prefer whisky. Guid Scots whisky. *\;-)

43 posted on 09/01/2009 4:45:43 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: NormsRevenge
How about a dry martini before diner.
44 posted on 09/01/2009 4:47:19 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Minn
That's such BS.

I agree. Now if they had said to drink 8 cups of coffee a day, that would be about right. But 8 cups of plain water? Blech.

45 posted on 09/01/2009 4:48:56 PM PDT by giotto
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To: afnamvet

Me to! LOL


46 posted on 09/01/2009 4:50:44 PM PDT by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: devane617

LOL! I love it... but you are right you have to live a little.


47 posted on 09/01/2009 4:51:29 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: NormsRevenge

Inspired by this article I’m having a Big Mac and a cup of coffe plus some donuts for dessert.


48 posted on 09/01/2009 4:54:56 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: humblegunner

Well that has certainly worked better than drinking a crap load more water than one needs!

I would also recommend using a parachute regularly when jumping out of planes.


49 posted on 09/01/2009 4:57:49 PM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: RipSawyer

LOL! That’s great!


50 posted on 09/01/2009 4:57:57 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Martha's Vineyard is great! Hey, honey, let's take a drive . . . .)
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